Rebecca Fox

Irrigators face water ban after metering breaches

Seven Otago landowners face not being able to take water for irrigation this season after failing to comply with water metering regulations.

Coastal erosion under microscope

Coastal erosion under microscope

Coastal erosion could undermine flood banks and roads in the lower Clutha within three decades, an Otago Regional Council report warns.

August temperature record blown away

August temperature record blown away

A 67-year August temperature record for Dunedin melted yesterday as strong northwesterly winds buffeted the region, bringing down powerlines and trees, lifting roofing iron and fuelling a grass fire.

ORC ups its insurance

Fallout from the Rena grounding off Tauranga's coast has led the Otago Regional Council to nearly triple its insurance cover for harbour incidents.

Booklet on peripatus worm released

Booklet on peripatus worm released

The ancient peripatus or velvet worm, needs cold, damp, dark places to live.

Wide-ranging brief for conservation

Wide-ranging brief for conservation

Today is World Ranger Day, a chance to celebrate the work of those working to protect and save our conservation estate. Rebecca Fox takes a trip with marine ranger Jim Fyfe and his team on a mission to find an injured sea lion pup. 

Burger chain brings jobs to city

Burger chain brings jobs to city

Fifty-six jobs will be created when fast-food outlet Wendy's opens in South Dunedin next year.

Heriot Row tree to stay

Heriot Row tree to stay

A Mapua couple will likely appeal a decision preventing them from cutting down a protected tree on their Heriot Row property.

Water plan changes

Formal consultation over proposals to restrict water takes from the Pomahaka River and Cromwell aquifer will begin next month.

Tourist volunteers helping at wetland

Tourist volunteers helping at wetland

Volunteers from all over the world are helping return Sinclair Wetland to a mostly weed and pest-free ecological wonderland.